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Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist M’Baye M’Baye tells the story of how she made it to the forest...

When I woke up everything was white. White like the night sky, blank white. I could smell the cold, crisp smell of snow and trees. I felt it through the floorboards and on the...

Savannah walked into the living room and looked at Beau

“Hey, little lady I didn’t think you’d come out this late.” Beau was still cussing at her, but she ignored it, running to him. “I was out walking the dogs and ended up at...

“Milly, what do you think you’re going to do?”

“I don’t know.” “That’s what I’m asking. That’s what I’m scared of. What if I can’t get my money? What if they say no? What do I do then? Go back to school, and...

Dorothy took the plate of food out of her hand and threw it across the room

Staring back at her, the man’s lip trembled and he muttered, “How long will you play that stupid girl for, anyway?” As Dorothy stepped back, he flung the plate of food across the room,...

Tommy LaFontaine would think about all the things that had gone wrong in his life

But then he'd think about his parents. They had told him that they'd made everything okay. That they weren't really mean to him, that they loved him. And then that last night, when they'd...

I woke up and looked at my watch

I was lying on my bed, looking at my watch. “You have to go to work now,” she said. “Get up and get to work.” I stood up and grabbed my backpack. “Do you...

The wedding party stood in the church foyer, waiting for the ceremony to begin

Marissa had been through so much so fast. It was amazing her only children lived. Her oldest son survived two years with a broken back when he was three. He’d died of shock and...

Emil, Quincy, and the rest of the group were sitting on the side of the road waiting for the next trucker to arrive

Soon, all seven of the men were in their respective vehicles and on their way to their next destination. They pulled in to a truck stop that was located on a busy highway. The...

In this article, I’m going to be looking at the world that Dewey grew up in, the world that Tommy grew up in, the...

Dewey Decimal is a perfect example of what the world wants in life. In reality, he's not allowed to live the way that he wants to. He has to be maintained and manipulated, or...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...
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